1913USOpen.com "A Look below the Surface"

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Thegolfballfactory.com, a web site dedicated to being useful golf resource and bring some off course enjoyment all who love golf by sharing what little we know, in a manner that will bring a smile to some faces, curses to the lips of others and nods of new found understanding to all who play and work at this God's greatest game

The great British golf writer Henry Leach writing for The American Golfer magazine in the October 1913 issue called the 1913 United States Golf Association Open "the greatest championship meeting ever held" and its importance to the golf world as we know it today cannot be over stated, nor its story told too often.

In a nut shell, Francis Ouimet, a 20-year-old working class amateur golfer, defeated British golf professionals the great Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a 3-way-play off on September 20, 1913 to become the first amateur to win the U.S. Open and at the same time become America's first golfing hero.

After reading Mark Frost's "The Greatest Game Ever Played," we at Thegolfballfactory.com became so intrigued, we decided to find out "the rest of the story." The result is http://www.1913USOpen.com

"When we first began our research for the site, we thought we would peel a layer or two off the surface of Frost's extensive research and Ouimet's own memoir 'A Game of Golf' and call it a wrap up," reflected Stephen Guyot creator of Thegolfballfactory.com "But what we found was so captivating that we were soon studying documents from 1911 a full two years before American golf's breakthrough. We realized then that this was a story so big and so all encompassing that we had to stop and launch our site now as this story could easily take a life time to uncover."

Just a few minutes spent at the site will reveal to the visitor, the what and how that lead to American golf's "Perfect Storm" along with a table of contents that shows the range of resources available to visitors. From golfing events of 1911 and Francis's fourth U.S. Open round to one of our favorites, the eye popping "Rest of the Field."

We suspect the site visitor is going to want to bookmark this site for a few return visits as each link within the story leads to yet another piece of the historic event.

For more information, you may contact Stephen Guyot through email, oneunder (at) thegolfballfactory (dot) com or phone 508-838-7965.

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